Overnights

High-End Lotte Hotel Finally Opens, Pandemic Be Damned

At last, a look at a long-vacant property that's been in limbo for years.

09/24/2020 By Allison Williams

Out of Office

Forget Work from Home, Try Work from Hotel

Be on the clock—or at school—somewhere much more interesting than your living room.

09/17/2020 By Allison Williams

Apocalypse Right Now

Where Can You Go When the State Is on Fire?

Blocked highways, closed forests—here's how to plan a weekend during a statewide disaster.

09/10/2020 By Allison Williams

Hotel Horde

15 Hotels for a Seattle Staycation

You need a vacation, and a great—and safe—one is closer than you think.

08/28/2020 By Allison Williams

Get Out

Washington’s 25 Best Beaches

Sunbathing, swimming, hiking, kite-flying...we found the state's best stretches of sand for all of it.

08/24/2020 By Allison Williams

Feature

The 15 Best City Trails in Seattle

The greatest urban escape routes in the Seattle area, threading downtown, the waterfront, far-flung neighborhoods, and the abundant nature beyond.

08/10/2020 By Allison Williams

Snap Judgment

Where’s the Best Sunset Spot in Seattle?

Spoiler alert: Kerry Park isn’t our only top vista.

07/31/2020 By Nicole Martinson

More Than Just a View

West Seattle Neighborhood Guide

Top restaurants. Handmade goods. A bustling beach and an ill-fated bridge. This peninsular patch of Seattle isn’t easy to get to, but it’s well worth the trip.

07/27/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy, James Ross Gardner, Nicole Martinson, and Allecia Vermillion

GO FOR IT

Hiking Is the Safest Way to Have Fun This Summer

Bears? Bees? Nah. As long as you bring a jacket and look where you’re walking, Northwest trails are a safe place to spend the pandemic.

07/24/2020 By Allison Williams

WELL PICKED

Summer's Still On at These Washington U-Pick Berry Farms

Stock up on local produce the old-fashioned way.

07/17/2020 By Annette Maxon

Summer Is In Tents

How to Find a Campsite Now That Everyone Is Camping

Where to set up a tent, trailer, or tricked-out RV on a crowded summer weekend.

07/16/2020 By Allison Williams

Outward Bound

Best Washington Hikes

Hit the trail on 20 of the most spectacular and most accessible routes in the state.

07/02/2020 By Allison Williams, Craig Romano, and Seattle Met Staff

Turn the Tide

Don't Go to the Beach for Memorial Day

Most of Washington's ocean-facing shoreline is closed, so it's not quite time for beach blanket bingo yet.

05/21/2020 By Allison Williams

Winged Victories

It's the Perfect Time to Bird-Watch in Seattle

Peak avian migration time means the skies are full of songbirds.

05/06/2020 By Nicole Martinson

Guide to Mount St. Helens

Journey Into the Crater of Mount St. Helens

A visit to the inner sanctum of a fitful volcano, as Bill Nye the Science Guy tags along.

05/06/2020 By Allison Williams

Guide to Mount St. Helens

Bill Nye, the Volcano Guy

Don’t underestimate the bow tie.

05/06/2020 By Allison Williams

Guide to Mount St. Helens

A Timeline of Mount St. Helens

An explosive history of a volcano that’s over the hill.

05/06/2020 By Allison Williams

Guide to Mount St. Helens

Visiting the North Side of Mount St. Helens: Crater Crash Course

A road trip down a stunning highway leads to a well-appointed visitor center and easy hikes. Never been to the famous mountain? Start here.

05/06/2020 By Allison Williams

Guide to Mount St. Helens

Visiting the South Side of Mount St. Helens: On Top of Old Smokey

Take a walk on the adventure side of the volcano. Keen athletes can spelunk underground, ski gentle slopes, or climb to the crater rim.

05/06/2020 By Allison Williams

Guide to Mount St. Helens

Visiting the East Side of Mount St. Helens: Otherworldly Escape

Intrepid explorers head to a quiet region to score views of a hidden landscape, plus a chance to view remnants of the eruption.

05/06/2020 By Allison Williams